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7th Annual Paws for the Holidays Event

Paws for the Holidays

It’s our 7th annual Paws for the Holidays fundraiser and this year we are supporting two very important charities. First is Tended Treasures who provides temporary shelter for animals who have owners dealing with domestic violence. They are located in Texas.

Our second charity is Operation Wild Horse – Veterans R&R that teaches Veterans & Military Families care, horsemanship and riding skills with Wild Mustang Horses. They are located in Bull Valley Illinois.

Consultants from each of these companies will be donating their commissions to our charities during the event. Shop from any of the links below to help support this wonderful charity while getting your holiday shopping done. Feel free to share this page with friends, and join our event on Facebook for more info, games, and even prizes.

ThirtyOne– Get organized with great totes, and more.

Lilla Rose– Fun hair accessories.

My Lala Leggings– Fun leggings and more.

Jamberry– Nail wraps offer the hottest trends in fashion. Wrap your nails in over 300 different designs.

Pampered Chef– Shop quality kitchenware products, and find recipe inspiration.

Perfectly Posh– Fun skin care products.

Scentsy– Electric candle warmers, scented natural oils, and diffusers.

Usborne Books– Exciting, engaging, and educational books for children.

Paparazzi– Fun accessories.

Avon– Makeup, jewelry, and more.

We also have some fun themed items based on our Paws for the Holidays logos! Find them here.

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Ring in the new year with the Australian Firefighters Calendar!

It’s hard to believe the new year is already right around the corner. What better way to ring in 2020 than with one of six unique calendars featuring Australia’s hottest firefighters with rescue cats, dogs, horses, and native animals! A perfect holiday gift for the animal lover in your life too. And of course, it’s not just about giving people something lovely to look at each month, these calendars also give back to important causes.

The hottest firefighters in Australia are back again in their internationally popular Australian Firefighters Calendar. For 2020, they have a special treat with six editions of the calendar, featuring for the first time the addition of France and Germany’s sexiest firefighters alongside rescue cats, dogs, horses, Australian native animals, and even farm animals.

With a proud 27-year history of helping those in need, the Australian Firefighters Calendar has raised more than $3 million for various charities. Since 1993, firefighters from around Australia’s urban, rural, armed forces, aviation, and corporate fire-fighting services have been coming together to create the world’s most iconic calendar. They also have a rich history of supporting Australia’s biggest children’s hospital organizations.

In 2020, the Australian Firefighters Calendar will support smaller, local charities with more of a focus on native Australian, rescue, and therapy animals.

“We felt that it was important to help some of the smaller charities that the public never hears about. These grassroots organizations work tirelessly in their local community making a huge difference to people’s lives,” says David Rogers, director of the Australian Firefighters Calendar.

The Australian Firefighters Calendar will support Healing Hooves which helps children suffering from Autism and Asperger’s and returning veterans suffering from PTSD and older people with dementia and Alzheimer’s; Currumbin Wildlife Hospital which has been caring for injured native Australian animals for over 70 years; and BackTrack which was founded by Bernie Shakeshaft and helps disaffected youth get their lives back on track using a back to basics formula of respect and responsibility.

In addition, the Australian Firefighters Calendar will support Down Syndrome South Australia. Nicholas Mihalaras, CEO of Down Syndrome South Australia, says, “This donation will keep this vital disability service running. We really appreciate their support, they’re a fantastic group of guys,” says Nicholas Mihalaras, CEO of Down Syndrome South Australia.

Finally, the funding will support Pets of the Homeless, which feeds the pets of homeless people and provides temporary housing for pets that can no longer be looked after by their owners due to domestic violence situations or unforeseeable events that can occur.

This year the Australian Firefighters Calendar charity work is being shown in a series of segments on Australia’s biggest news program, “A Current Affair.”

Keep watch for 2021, when the Australian Firefighters Calendar will engage firefighters from around the globe for the world’s first International Firefighters Calendar. To learn more and see the covers of the 2020 calendars, visit AustralianFirefightersCalendar.com.

About Australian Firefighters Calendar

Established in 1993, The Australian Firefighters Calendar is distributed across the globe and raises critical funds for charities. For more information about the 2020 calendar and charities they support, visit AustralianFirefightersCalendar.com and follow them on Facebook.

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Listen-Speak by Bev Thompson

Listen – Speak
by Bev Thompson

I don’t listen to your words,
I listen to your speak vibrations.
Your imprinted voicebox, your tone,
your facial expressions, your body
language, your eyes.
Don’t turn your eyes away!
Look at me.
I interpret your silences.
I can hear everything you don’t say
with your lips perfectly spoken words.

I Am A Dog

Bev Thompson is a Feature Writer covering stories about Service and Working Dogs for online and magazine publications.
She has received several Excellence in Writing Nominations from The Dog Writer’s Association of America and won the DWAA Scribbles Award in 2018 for “Search and Rescue: Making The Lost Found Again.”
She lives in New York City with her Sealyham Terrier, Pip, who is Full of The Dickens, stirring the pot competing in AKC companion and performance events with her champion ‘sniffer’ at Scent Work Trials and a recent Earthdog Title.

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